Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley looks to throw in the Citrus Bowl on Jan. 1. He’ll head to the Senior Bowl later this month. ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTO
Not much of a surprise here, considering the career he had and the nature of the game, but Trace McSorley is evidently headed to Mobile, Ala., to participate in the most storied of the postseason All-Star Games.
Even though rosters won’t officially be released until Wednesday, McSorley is going to be one of the eight quarterbacks who have been selected to play in the Senior Bowl at 2:30 p.m. on Jan. 26. The game will air on NFL Network.
Senior Bowl executive director Jim Nagy has been tweeting position-by-position breakdowns of the roster in advance of the roster announcement on Jan. 16, but McSorley was listed as one of the four quarterbacks representing the North team, joining Missouri’s Drew Lock, Duke’s Daniel Jones and North Carolina State’s Ryan Finley, all potential early-round picks in April’s NFL Draft.
We will be revealing @seniorbowl North/South roster breakdowns each day for the next two weeks. Today is the QB group. Based off input from the 32 NFL clubs, this was the consensus top-8 eligible for our game. Excited to see these guys rip it in practice on Jan. 22! pic.twitter.com/sUzdHrof7k
— Jim Nagy (@JimNagy_SB) January 9, 2019
Nagy has tweeted out one position group on back-to-back nights. Receivers were announced last night, and obviously no Penn State player was included. But I’ll try to keep you up to date on any other who might get announced as part of the Senior Bowl.
For those who are inevitably going to ask, I don’t know what this means as far as McSorley’s right foot, which was reported to have been broken in the bowl game. McSorley, however, did tweet that he’s looking forward to getting to Mobile. So clearly, he’s got plans to wow the scouts.